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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History


Our mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world.

The Big Idea

Our next exhibit is an interactive redesign of our Native Plant Garden for locals and visitors alike. Our priority is partnerships with Indigenous and other community members to make our garden engaging, informative, and fun. This project is as much about the process as it is the product. Our product is an upgraded, interactive, and engaging native plant exhibit based on traditional knowledge that could include an Indigenous-designed structure and a fossil discovery area. The process is a collaborative and inclusive partnership with our community, allowing community stakeholders to be involved at the deepest, most formative level. It will be a space for everyone as we reinvent the way we seek input in our design process. Please support us as we create a novel garden experience that will weave together our region’s natural and cultural heritage in a unique way not yet available elsewhere in Monterey County.

The Master Gardeners are proud of our work to return the Museum's native plant garden into a healthy habitat for birds, pollinators, and other animals. We are thrilled to support the Museum’s Big Idea to take the garden to the next level by creating multiple exhibit spaces that will encourage discovery and cultural understanding to grow in the garden and in our community.

- Julie Lorenzen